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Here's How Pawn Star Chumlee's Success Changed His Life For Worse

Austin Lee Russell a.k.a "Chumlee" quickly catapulted to fame and prominence with the reality TV series 'Pawn Stars' on History channel where he plays a comic foil. The go-to guy of Pawn Stars has lately found himself caught in spiteful issues like drug abuse, weapon possession, and public brawls.

The iconic reality star has known to garner billions of fans around the world for his exemplary comic timings and acting skills. But the real life character of this famous chubby guy has been full of chaos and derision.

Let's have a peek into his life and understand how our reel life stars and so called role models can eventually turn out to be the one's that are despised by the world!

Here's How Pawn Star Chumlee's Success Changed His Life For Worse

Here's How Pawn Star Chumlee's Success Changed His Life For Worse

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The cute boy was once named Walrus by one of his friend's father

The cute boy was once named Walrus by one of his friend’s father

He was just 12 when he earned the name CHUMLEE owing to his big face and double chin



He was just 12 when he earned the
name CHUMLEE owing to his big face and double chin

He started his career working for Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas



He started his career working for Gold
& Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas

The Pawn Stars show is set in this very shop at Vegas where Chumlee is seen performing behind-the-counter work with his hilarious acts.

His character is funny yet interesting and is more likely the butt of all jokes in the pawn shop



His character is funny yet interesting
and is more likely the butt of all jokes in the pawn shop

Showing his expertise in pinball machines behind the counter, Russell became the most loved character in the show following the second season episode "Pinball Wizards" where he marveled his character.

Pawn Stars' immense popularity made him a star overnight …



Pawn Stars’ immense popularity made
him a star overnight …

Following this, he eventually turned out to be a successful entrepreneur who started selling his own novelty items and chain of merchandise items, T-shirts etc.

Soon things turned uglier when Chumlee's house was raided on 9th of March 2016 on grounds of sexual assault allegations which got him arrested



Soon things turned uglier when Chumlee’s
house was raided on 9th of March 2016 on grounds of sexual assault
allegations which got him arrested

Interestingly, the Nevada cops found illegal drugs like marijuana and crystal meth along with unlicensed firearms like MP5, shotgun and .223 caliber rifles at his house



Interestingly, the Nevada cops found
illegal drugs like marijuana and crystal meth along with unlicensed firearms
like MP5, shotgun and .223 caliber rifles at his house

A few months back, he even got involved in a public brawl when he along with his friends took a toll over passerby and left him in wounds smeared in blood



A few months back, he even got involved
in a public brawl when he along with his friends took a toll over passerby and
left him in wounds smeared in blood

However, lately Russell was also seen taking active part in charity programs and holding donation events to make mends of his public image



However, lately Russell was also
seen taking active part in charity programs and holding donation events to make
mends of his public image

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